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saturday breakfast near alemany market and sfo

sundeck sue Mar 30, 2011 12:00 PM

Dropping my husband off for a very early flight Sat. out of SFO. Making lemon-ade from lemons, I want to combine it w/ a trip to the Alemany Farmer's Market.

But I'll have a long window between SFO drop-off (5:30 AM) and the time the Market opens (7:30 AM).

I live in Berkeley, so going home for a snooze isn't an option.

Thoughts about where I could have breakfast--and maybe a post-breakfast cup of coffee?!

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  1. Windy RE: sundeck sue Mar 30, 2011 12:16 PM

    Those are not my hours, but I think Alemany vendors start showing up at 6.

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      sf415 RE: sundeck sue Mar 30, 2011 05:22 PM

      Not sure when the Liberty Cafe opens, but I went there once and really enjoyed it!

      1. Windy RE: sundeck sue Mar 30, 2011 08:47 PM

        Just checking, and Martha's on Cortland opens before 6.

        I don't love their coffee, but they have lots of good snacks, and it's close to Alemany.

        1. Candice RE: sundeck sue Mar 31, 2011 10:42 AM

          Sandbox Bakery on Cortland opens at 6am on Saturday. More interesting options than Martha's but less seating.


          Sandbox Bakery
          833 Cortland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110

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            Windy RE: Candice Mar 31, 2011 11:21 AM

            What do you like at Sandbox? I've tried a few things that weren't exciting.

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              sundeck sue RE: Candice Mar 31, 2011 01:06 PM

              Thanks for suggestions.

              Just curious. Anyone know of places farther south w/ early openings--eg. a terrific South S.F. diner or someplace in Millbrae that servers up great congee?

              1. re: sundeck sue
                pamf RE: sundeck sue Mar 31, 2011 02:08 PM

                Unfortunately JoAnn's diner in SSF doesn't open until 7:30.

                Peter's Cafe on the corner of Millbrae Avenue and El Camino opens at 6am. It's directly adjacent to the Millbrae BART and very close to the airport.

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                  wolfe RE: sundeck sue Apr 1, 2011 07:35 PM

                  Here's a thread with Broadway Bistro opening at 7:30 with jook.

                  Broadway Bistro
                  349 Broadway, Millbrae, CA 94030

                  1. re: sundeck sue
                    susancinsf RE: sundeck sue Apr 2, 2011 09:16 PM

                    too late if you meant today, but I still remember Ed's Diner fondly, and it was my answer several years ago when someone asked almost the same exact question:


                    Ed's Diner
                    348 Grand Ave S, San Francisco, CA

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                  joisey al RE: sundeck sue Apr 1, 2011 07:26 PM

                  Neal's Coffee Shop in the Burlingame Shopping Ctr. 1845 El Camino Real, Burlingame. However, on Saturday the place opens at 7:00 am....healthy menu, specialization in egg white omelettes.

                  Neal's Coffee Shop
                  1845 El Camino Real, Burlingame, CA 94010

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                    sundeck sue RE: joisey al Apr 1, 2011 11:02 PM

                    thanks all!

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